1. Why James Harden, Toronto Raptors Could Be a Perfect Match

    The NBA Season is about to kick off in a few days, and there is a lot to be excited about if you’re a Toronto Raptors fan. The team is tied with the 76ers for the best preseason record, at 6-1...

    Mark Birdsell Written by Mark Birdsell about almost 2 years ago 6,244 reads 34 comments

  2. 10 NBA Fantasy Sleepers for the 2012-13 Season

    The NBA season kicks off in just under three weeks. This means one thing: It's time to draft your fantasy basketball team. Every year there are players who are poised to break out...

    Mark Birdsell Written by Mark Birdsell about almost 2 years ago 11,770 reads 16 comments

  3. 2012-13 Atlantic Division Preview

    This has been one of the busiest offseasons in recent memory. Some of the league’s biggest names have new homes. As a result of various trades and free agent signings, the Atlantic Division has become arguably the toughest in basketball...

    Mark Birdsell Written by Mark Birdsell about almost 2 years ago 724 reads 9 comments

  4. Toronto Raptors Offseason Agenda: Small Forward Edition

    For the causal Toronto Raptors fan, this season looks like more of the same. In the end, the Raptors will fail to make the playoffs and finish the season with a record below .500...

    Mark Birdsell Written by Mark Birdsell about over 2 years ago 1,780 reads 17 comments

  5. 2011-12 Top 10 NBA Fantasy Sleepers

    Free agency is underway and it has been an exciting weekend. The Los Angeles Lakers have tried twice to acquire Chris Paul , only to be denied by David Stern. Dwight Howard appears to be headed out of Orlando...

    Mark Birdsell Written by Mark Birdsell about over 2 years ago 13,713 reads 17 comments

  6. Toronto Raptors: Realistic NBA Free Agent Targets

    Assuming the new collective bargaining agreement is ratified, training camps and free agency are set to begin on December 9th...

    Mark Birdsell Written by Mark Birdsell about over 2 years ago 2,422 reads 34 comments

  7. Toronto Raptors: How Deron Williams Could Be the Team's Answer at Point Guard

    The NBA players union has filed a disclaimer of interest, which allowed it to file an antitrust lawsuit against the NBA...

    Mark Birdsell Written by Mark Birdsell about over 2 years ago 1,766 reads 15 comments

  8. Ed Stefanski and the Future of the Toronto Raptors

    The Toronto Raptors introduced Ed Stefanski as their new Vice-President of Basketball Operations today...

    Mark Birdsell Written by Mark Birdsell about almost 3 years ago 1,061 reads 5 comments

  9. Toronto Raptors: The Search for a New General Manager May Be over

    There isn’t much going on in the NBA these days with the NBA lockout in full effect. Many of the NBA’s top players are left weighing their options playing overseas, while, Billy ...

    Mark Birdsell Written by Mark Birdsell about 3 years ago 1,552 reads 10 comments

  10. 2011 NBA Draft: Could L.A. Lakers Trade for Right To Draft Derrick Williams?

    There has been much speculation since the Minnesota Timberwolves were awarded the second overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft ...

    Mark Birdsell Written by Mark Birdsell about 3 years ago 5,923 reads 46 comments

  11. 2011 NBA Draft: Toronto Raptors

    With the fifth pick in the 2011 NBA draft the Toronto Raptors select... Those are the words that David Stern will utter on Thursday night, and the question still remains: ...

    Mark Birdsell Written by Mark Birdsell about 3 years ago 3,041 reads 36 comments

  12. New York Knicks: 2010-11 Season Review

    Donnie Walsh was hired as President of Basketball operations of the New York Knicks on April 2, 2008. Since taking over the Knicks’ top job the team has undergone a drastic transformation...

    Mark Birdsell Written by Mark Birdsell about over 3 years ago 1,040 reads 8 comments

  13. Spike Lee Meet Jesus Shuttlesworth: Ray Allen Destroys the New York Knicks

    The New York Knicks are in the midst of their first playoff series since 2004, however it is about to come to an end. The Boston Celtics lead the series 3-0 and will attempt to close it out Sunday in New York...

    Mark Birdsell Written by Mark Birdsell about over 3 years ago 1,609 reads 3 comments

  14. New Jersey Nets: 2010-11 Season Review

    The New Jersey Nets had another difficult season. The team finished 24-58. However, as terrible of a record as that is, the team did double its win total from a season ago...

    Mark Birdsell Written by Mark Birdsell about over 3 years ago 602 reads 7 comments

  15. Charles Barkley Hates the San Antonio Spurs

    The Memphis Grizzlies won their first playoff game in franchise history. This is a major accomplishment for the young team. The Grizzlies previously made three appearances in the postseason, with three consecutive sweeps...

    Mark Birdsell Written by Mark Birdsell about over 3 years ago 3,815 reads 13 comments

  16. Toronto Raptors: 2010-11 Season Review

    It has been a terrible season for the Toronto Raptors . The Raptors are poised to finish the season with the team’s lowest win total in over a decade. Toronto fell from second in the Atlantic Division to last...

    Mark Birdsell Written by Mark Birdsell about over 3 years ago 1,502 reads 5 comments

  17. Toronto Raptors: Kyrie Irving the Point Guard of the Future

    This is a very exciting time of year for basketball. March Madness is in full force. The NBA regular season is winding and teams are preparing for the playoffs. However, it isn’t a fun time for everyone...

    Mark Birdsell Written by Mark Birdsell about over 3 years ago 1,985 reads 27 comments

  18. New York Knicks: If Not Carmelo Anthony, Who Should They Sign?

    The New York Knicks look to be playoff-bound for the first time since 2004. Amar'e Stoudemire and Raymond Felton are developing into one of the league's best pick-and-roll tandems, ...

    Mark Birdsell Written by Mark Birdsell about over 3 years ago 1,242 reads 4 comments

  19. Los Angeles Lakers: The Pros and Cons of Trading Ron Artest

    The Los Angeles Lakers find themselves in an unusual situation these days. The two-time defending champs are the subject of much criticism around the league...

    Mark Birdsell Written by Mark Birdsell about over 3 years ago 645 reads 0 comments

  20. Alexis Ajinca: The Newest Member of the Toronto Raptors

    Alexis Ajinca had a rough day Thursday. He took the early bus from the hotel to the United Center before the Mavericks faced off against the Chicago Bulls. Ajinca got changed and went out to the court to practice...

    Mark Birdsell Written by Mark Birdsell about over 3 years ago 2,093 reads 4 comments

  21. 10 Players the Toronto Raptors Should Target Between Now and the Summer

    The Toronto Raptors are 13-26 and according to Hollinger’s Playoff Odds, are on pace for a 30-52 finish. Entering this season with the loss of Chris Bosh and Hedo Turkoglu, I anticipated the Raptors would max-out at 35 wins...

    Mark Birdsell Written by Mark Birdsell about over 3 years ago 1,270 reads 1 comments

  22. Should the New York Knicks Wait for Carmelo Anthony or Try To Win Now?

    The New York Knicks don’t look like they are going to be making their first NBA Finals appearance since 1999 this year. However, for the first time in a long time, the Knicks look more then capable of competing for a playoff spot...

    Mark Birdsell Written by Mark Birdsell about over 3 years ago 2,748 reads 20 comments

  23. Michael Beasley Should Be a Member of the Toronto Raptors

    Bryan Colangelo and the rest of the Toronto Raptors’ front office must be kicking themselves right now. This past summer, as everyone knows, the Raptors sent Chris Bosh to the Miami Heat for two first round draft picks and a trade exception...

    Mark Birdsell Written by Mark Birdsell about over 3 years ago 2,311 reads 28 comments

  24. How Would Josh Smith Look In a Toronto Raptors' Uniform?

    If Bryan Colangelo was smart, he would turn the Atlanta Hawks signing Al Horford to a contract extension into a win for the Toronto Raptors. The Raptors are an interesting team...

    Mark Birdsell Written by Mark Birdsell about almost 4 years ago 4,829 reads 26 comments

  25. The Top 10 NBA Fantasy Sleepers

    The NBA season is just around the corner. Teams will be starting training camp soon, which means it time to prepare for your fantasy draft.Fantasy basketball is tough. You need to focus on dual eligibility to get the most out of your players...

    Mark Birdsell Written by Mark Birdsell about almost 4 years ago 18,800 reads 26 comments